The Crypt
Sessions

The award-winning classical music concert series in the Crypt under the Church of the Intercession in Harlem, curated by Andrew Ousley. All pianos are generously provided by our sponsor Yamaha.
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Mozart and Brahms Clarinet Quintets

Sam Boutris, Clarinet
Brian Hong, Violin
Leerone Hakami, Violin
Sergio Muñoz Leiva, Viola
Sam DeCaprio, Cello

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The Mozart and Brahms Clarinet Quintets stand as two of the most luminous, soul-shatteringly beautiful pieces of chamber music ever composed. Mozart's has the sound of a single, drawn-out sigh, while Brahms gave us a half-hour of achingly autumnal backward glances - an extended reflection on what might have been. Both are shot through with the same musical and emotional DNA, and play like two sides of the same beautiful, fragile coin.


Sam Boutris, a rising star of the clarinet, will lead a crack team of string players  in what promises to be a profoundly moving evening of music-making.

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The water's warm...come with us and immerse yourself in the wondrous sound-world of these two magnificent masterworks.

Music of Caroline Shaw

The Attacca Quartet
Amy Schroeder, violin
Keiko Tokunaga, violin
Nathan Schram, viola
Andrew Yee, cello

Wine & Food Tasting @ 7pm

Showtime @ 8pm

Thank you to our sponsor Yamaha

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The Attacca Quartet are practically veterans of the Crypt Sessions, having played both Haydn's Seven Last Words of Christ on the Cross, and Beethoven's staggeringly epic Op. 132 String Quartet... here, they come with something completely different - the string quartets of contemporary composer Caroline Shaw. Aside from winning a Pulitzer Prize, and having Kanye West as a fan of her work, Caroline is an all-around champion and luminous, numinous soul, whose music manages to both acknowledge the past, while simultaneously looking toward the future.


The Attacca recently recorded an album dedicated entirely to her music, available on Nonesuch/New Amsterdam...so give a listen to get a sneak peek at what's sure to be an intimate, extraordinary evening of new music.

The short version

One of today's hottest string quartets + one of contemporary classical music's brightest stars = a night to remember... we'll see you there.

In The Media

“The numinous setting of Crypt Sessions lends emotional power to the series’ genre-bending programs.”

- The New Yorker
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Joseph Gaines

Past Concerts

The Venue

The Church of the Intercession is an Episcopal Church located on West 155th and Broadway in New York City, convenient to the 1, C, B and D trains. At Intercession you will be surrounded by a beautiful building but more importantly in an open and welcoming community.
www.intercessionnyc.org

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Our shows have limited seating and sell out almost immediately. Join our mailing list, and then get your tickets as soon as you receive the email!

Or you can also get special access to tickets by donating here: